DNase I footprinting experiments with a DNA fragment of the human elastin promoter have revealed a protected segment comprised between -156 and -172 nucleotides from the translation start site. Various types of gel retardation experiments indicate that the protected element binds different members of the C/EBP family of transcription factors. CAT (chloramphenicol acetyltransferase) fusion constructs carrying the wild type or a mutated promoter sequence were transfected into NIH3T3 and chick embryo aorta cells. The mutation significantly lowered CAT expression in NIH3T3 cells, but was ineffective in aorta cells. Cotransfection of the CAT promoter constructs with eucaryotic vectors expressing C/EBPs, did not affect the production of the reporter gene in NIH3T3 cells; on the contrary a several-fold increase of CAT activity was observed in aortic cells. This increase, however, was identical for the wild type and the mutated constructs. Taken together the data indicate that the elastin promoter contains a recognition site for proteins of the C/EBP family and that the function of this cis-acting element on basal elastin transcription varies with the cell type.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Titolo:||Identification of a recognition element for CAAT-enhancer binding proteins (C/EBPs) in the elastin promoter.|
|Autori:||PICCOLO S.; V. MARIGO; GIROTTO D.; VOLPIN D.; BRESSAN G.M.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0167-4781(95)00132-Z|
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